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Zygmunt Krzyżanowski, photo source: public domain

Russian author, essayist, and translator. Born on 30th January, 1887 near Kiev, died on 28th December in Moscow.

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Agata Miklaszewska is a novelist and author of librettos

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Lech J. Majewski on the film set of The Mill and the Cross, Katowice, November 21, 2008, photograph by: Maksymilian Rigamonti/Reporter/East News

Film director, screenwriter, producer, poet, novelist, painter, and theatre and opera director. His artistic journey is truly characterised by diversity.

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Krzysztof Varga, photo: Marcin Rutkiewicz / Reporter / East News

A writer and journalist; his preoccupation with illness has earned him the name of the top hypochondriac of Polish literature.

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Writer who combined the conventional historical novel with psychological narrative to achieve a brand new type of a story about the past.

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Marian Pankowski, photo Elżbieta Lempp

A writer,poet, novelist, playwright, and translator; his style was marked by bold prose and deliberate, self-extolling tone that cried out for recognition.

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A writer whose first volume concentrated on philosophical and aesthetic spheres of life and the sociology of poverty. He has been accused of distorting history.

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Józef Wittlin, photo: Narodowe Archiwum Cyfrowe (National Digital Archive).

A poet, novelist, essayist, translator; he belonged to the generation who was deeply affected by the war and antiwar sentiment was often expressed in his work.

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Portrait of Władysław Stanisław Reymont by Leon Wyczółkowski, photo: CC

Novelist, short story writer, journalist. Nobel Prize laureate in 1924. His books give a truly kaleidoscopic view of the Polish society of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

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Self-portrait, c1915-1917, Saint Petersburg, photograph by the Museum of Art in Łodź, photo from the collection of Ewa Franczak and Stefan Okołowicz

Painter, illustrator, photographer, playwright, novelist, philosopher, art theorist, and critic; member of the first-ever Polish group of avant-garde artists known as the Formists.

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Czesław Miłosz, photo source: AKG Images / East News

Poet, novelist, essayist and translator. Winner of the 1980 Nobel Prize for Literature. His poems are known for their depth and metaphysical aspects.

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This novelist and essayist, whose work was translated into many languages won many awards: the Jurzykowski, the Prato-Europa and Ignatio Silone Prizes.

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Henryk Grynberg, photo: Elżbieta Lempp

A novelist and short-story writer, poet, playwright and essayist who has won many prestigious literary awards and is the author of more than twenty books.

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Marek Nowakowski, photo: Włodzimierz Wasyluk

One of the most prolific post-war authors in Poland, a master of minor narrative forms, and a pioneer of Polish "dirty realism".

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A poet, novelist, literary critic, and authority on and translator of Serbo-Croatian literature, he is one of the outstanding and most durable exponents of the "New Wave" poetry of the 1970s.

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A poet, novelist, columnist, editor at "Odra" in Wrocław, and a collaborator with the Kalambur Theatre, she has won the Piętak, Kościelski, City of Wrocław, and Ministry of Art and Culture Prizes.

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She studied at Marie Curie-Skłodowska University and graduated from the Screenwriting Studium at the State Film School. She writes poetry, novels, short stories, radio dramas and plays.

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Dariusz Bitner, photo Dariusz Górajski/Agencja Gazeta

A novelist and writer of short stories, literary sketches and children's books. He is regarded as part of the "Twórczość" group - writers favoring avant-garde works "in language."

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Paweł Huelle, photo: Michał Szlaga / Przekrój / East News

A novelist and author of a volume of verse, he has found enormous success as a writer and been honored with many prestigious awards.

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A literary artist of great talents, a novelist and a literary critic who has a doctorate in German literature. An eminent authority on the work of Thomas Mann.

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